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Police Misconduct

Civil servants like police officers are generally great pillars of society, often the first people we want to talk to in an emergency situation. But when police officers overstep their official duties and act inappropriately or illegally, the outcomes can be truly terrible. When you have been mistreated by someone in a position of authority, like a police officer, it’s hard to know who to trust. Who do you call to police the police?

The attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll are experienced in seeking justice for people injured through police misconduct. If you or a loved one has been injured, please call the attorneys at Kaveny + Kroll today for a free confidential consultation at 312-761-KKTL (5585).

POLICE USE OF FORCE POLICIES

CURRENTLY LACK BASIC PROTECTIONS AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE

Failing to require officers to de-escalate situations,
where possible, by communicating with subjects, maintaining distance, and otherwise eliminating the need to use force

Allowing officers to choke or strangle civilians,
in many cases where less lethal force could be used instead, resulting in the unnecessary death or serious injury of civilians

Failing to require officers to intervene and stop excessive force
used by other officers and report these incidents immediately to a supervisor

Failing to restrict officers from shooting at moving vehicles,
which is regarded as a particularly dangerous and ineffective tactic

Failing to develop a Force Continuum
that limits the types of force and/or weapons that can be used to respond to specific types of resistance

Failing to require officers to exhaust all other reasonable means
before resorting to deadly force

Failing to require officers to give a verbal warning,
when possible, before shooting at a civilian

Failing to require officers to report each time they use force or threaten to use force
against civilians

Source: useofforce.org

CASE STUDIES

Click through the tabs below to learn about a few of our cases involving POLICE MISCONDUCT.

$5.25 million

Recovery for a 29-year-old who suffered skull fractures, a traumatic brain injury, an 18-day coma, and partial quadriplegia after his pickup was broadsided by another vehicle, which was attempting to flee from a reckless and unnecessary police chase involving a minor traffic infraction (Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin).

$5 million

Verdict resulting from an improper police chase. Fleeing suspect hit car driving through an intersection with mother in front seat and minor daughter in rear. Mother was killed. Entire accident was caught on a nearby CTA bus videocam (Featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin).

$1,579,447

Verdict for a 58-year-old public school principal whose reputation was damaged after she was wrongfully arrested, wrongfully charged, and wrongfully prosecuted following a fight involving six students at her school in which she merely called 9-1-1.

$375,500

Verdict resulting from a false arrest of an 83-year-old African American woman when she failed to tell officers the location of her adult son residing outside Illinois, who owed child support (Featured in the Chicago Tribune.)

We are on your side and have experience in all types of situations concerning police officer misconduct.

Please call us today with your questions at
312-761-KKTL (5585).

Kaveny + Kroll is a leading boutique personal injury law firm in Chicago. Established in 2019 by award-winning attorneys Elizabeth A. Kaveny and Jeffrey J. Kroll. Their firm is driven by their commitment to justice and the need to fight for victim’s rights and financial recovery. We believe a valued law firm should take your case personally … because it is.

FEES

Keep in mind that our payment is ONLY based on the award in your case. We only get paid if we help you get justice and financial compensation.